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GPS directions to Blackwater River State Park: Due to the inaccuracy of some GPS/Navigation Systems, please double check your route to the park or call the park office for turn by turn directions. 850-983-5363 or 850-712-0193.
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Campground Closure: The campground will be closed between March 4th-9th 2018.  During this time, the park will be conducting prescribed fire operations and annual maintenance to the campsites and facilities. ...
Blackwater River State Park
Blackwater River Morning Mist
Sunset over Blackwater River
Blackwater River Pavilion Boardwalk
Blackwater Juniper Lake
Blackwater River Driftwood
Blackwater River Sandbars
Blackwater-Eastern Fence Lizard
Blackwater River
Blackwater River Morning Mist
Sunrise over Blackwater River
Blackwater River Pavilion Boardwalk
Blackwater Juniper Lake
Blackwater River Driftwood
Blackwater River Sandbars
Eastern Fence Lizard

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Blackwater River State Park

Welcome to Blackwater River State Park

A favorite destination for canoeists and kayakers, Blackwater River State Park offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities. The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, camping, and paddling. Shaded campsites are just a short walk from the river and a picnic pavilion overlooks the river. Canoe, Tube, and Kayak rentals are available from area outfitters.  Nature enthusiasts will enjoy strolling along trails through the more than 600 acres of undisturbed natural communities. In 1980 the park was certified as a Registered State Natural Feature for its exceptional illustration of Florida's natural history. One of the largest and oldest Atlantic white cedars stands among the many that line the river and, in 1982, it was recognized as a Florida Champion tree.

The park offers two nature trails, picnic areas and 30 campsites.  Campsite amenities include water, electricity (20/30/50 amp), on-site sewer and a bathhouse.  Camping reservations may be made by visiting ReserveAmerica.com or by calling ReserveAmerica at (800) 326-3521, TDD (888) 433-0287.

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Firsthand Florida Fun

Blackwater River State Park is featured in the Firsthand Florida Fun blog. Experience the park through the video and photos of Erika Z. See all the blog posts here.

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